Tarry is defined as to delay, be late or wait.verb
An example of to tarry is to be 20 minutes late to a wedding ceremony.
The definition of tarry is of, looking like or covering in tar.adjective
An example of something tarry is a creature that has just crawled out of a tar-filled pit.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
- to stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
- to wait
Origin: ME tarien, to delay, vex, hinder < OE tergan, to vex, provoke, prob. infl. by ME targen, to retard < OFr targer < VL *tardicare < L tardare, to delay < tardus, slow > tardy
- tarrier noun
- tarriness noun
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verb tar·ried, tar·ry·ing, tar·ries verb, intransitive
- To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing. See Synonyms at stay1.
- To wait.
- To remain or stay temporarily, as in a place; sojourn.
Origin: Middle English tarien.
- tarˈri·er noun
adjective tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est